17 Oct '11, 10am

US military says clean energy, dealing with climate change is a matter of national security

US military says clean energy, dealing with climate change is a matter of national security

This spring, an Air Force F-22 broke the sound barrier flying on a plant-based biofuel blend , supplied by a company in Montana. The Air Force, the nation’s single largest energy consumer, spends about $6.7 billion on jet fuels each year, and is seeking alternative fuels to add to its energy mix. That applies to more than planes. At its Los Angeles base, the Air Force is replacing its fleet of general purpose vehicles – including sedans, trucks and buses — with plug-in electric vehicles. This is part of a larger Department of Defense initiative to electrify its vehicle fleet and expand solar energy use.

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